MAT Full Form: MAT Exam Details, Syllabus 2021, Tips, and Trick

The Management courses are highly demanded in India as well as abroad. In order to get admission to the Indian Institutes Management or any top management colleges, one will have to clear the Entrance examination, and on the basis of the marks scored in the examination, One will get selected. Here in this article, we will get to know about the MAT Examination and how can get admission in the Management courses through the MAT Examination. Here we will see the MAT Exam Details, MAT Exam Syllabus 2021, and Tips and Tricks the clear the MAT Examination 2021. Check out the complete article below to get each piece of information in detail.

MAT Exam Details
There are man entrance examination conducts by the various Institute or various body for admission in the Management courses or we can say in the MBA Course. here the MBA Stands for Master of Business Administration. This is the Highest Degree Course in the field of management. To Pursue the MBA Course, One will need to clear the CAT (Common Admission Test) or MAT (Management Aptitude Test) or XAT, etc. Here we will focus on the MAT Examination, How can you take admission through the MAT Examination. let’s see the complete details about this.

MAT Exam Details and Exam Syllabus 2021:

The Management Aptitude Test (MAT) Examination is basically a National Level Entrance Examination through which one gets admission in the Management courses. A candidate who is looking for admission in the MBA course can appear for the MAT Examination. There is a written exam is conducts Multiple times in a year. There may be some delay in the MAT Examination 2021 due to the ongoing pandemic (Covid -19). All the candidates who want to appear for this examination, must look at the complete syllabus and prepare for this accordingly. There are many things that one must know and understand in a better manner to get clear the examination. First Let’s see the MAt Examination Schedule of 2021 like MAT IBT Test Date, MAT test Slots, Last Date for Online Registration and Admit Card Issue Date, etc, and then we will see the  Exam Pattern of the MAT and its complete syllabus and other details. 

MAT IBT Test Date

   MAT Test Slots

Registration’s Last Date

Admit Card Date

06 June 2021

10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

02 June 2021

03 June 2021

08 June 2021

10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

04 June 2021

05 June 2021

10 June 2021

10.00 am to 12.30 pm
4.00 pm to 6.30 pm

06 June 2021

07 June 2021

MAT Exam Pattern 2021:

Subjects or Topic

Number of Questions

Time Duration(In Minutes)

Language Comprehension



Mathematical Skills



Data Analysis & Sufficiency



Intelligence and Critical Reasoning



Indian and Global Environment






  • No changes have been made in the MAT Examination 2021, It is completely the same as it was earlier. 
  • All the Questions will be asked in Objective form with Multiple Choice Answers. 
  • Mode of Examination: CBT (Computer Based Online Examination). 
  • There would be five sections in the examination and each section would be for 40 marks. 
  • Total Time Duration: 150 minutes (2.5 hours). 
  • Total Number of Questions: 200
  • Well, there is an individual Time limit that has been given by the AIMA (All India Management Association). But there is no restriction in time, the candidate is free to move to any section within the overall time limit. 

This is the complete exam pattern of the MAT (Management Aptitude Test) Examination. There is a total of five subjects that one has to prepare for the MAT Computer Based Examination. Now let’s see the complete syllabus of it. 

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MAT Exam Syllabus 2021:

The Syllabus of the MAT Exam is a bit broad as well as lengthy. It is difficult to cover the entire syllabus in a short time duration. To prepare better for any examination. It is very important to understand the complete syllabus and its toughness level etc. let’s see the subjects or topics that are in the MAT Exam Syllabus 2021. 

  • Language Comprehension
  • Mathematical Skills
  • Data Analysis & Sufficiency
  • Intelligence and Critical Reasoning
  • Indian and Global Environment etc

Language Comprehension:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • The same word with different meaning
  • Antonym
  • Idioms
  • Contextual Usage
  • Analogies
  • One word substitution
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Odd man out
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Sentence Completion
  • Sentence Correction
  • Foreign language etc.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ratios and proportions
  • In equations Quadratic & linear equations
  • Profit and Loss
  • Geometry
  • Percentages
  • Algebra
  • Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Geometric Progression
  • Partnership (Accounts)
  • Number System
  • Work and Time
  • HCF & LCM
  • Vectors etc

Data Analysis and Sufficiency:

  • Different graphs such as Puzzles
  • Series
  • Table Charts
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Bar Graphs
  • Graphs
  • Line Charts
  • Column Graphs
  • Pie Chart
  • Venn Diagram and many others.

Intelligence and Critical Reasoning:

  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Verbal Ability Question
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Sequencing
  • Visual reasoning
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Identifying valid interferences
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion
  • Statements & Assumptions
  • Matrix arrangements
  • Assertion and reasons
  • Identifying reasons
  • Linear arrangements
  • Family tree
  • Effect & Cause, etc.

Indian and Global Environment:

  • Current Affairs
  • Quotations from important personalities
  • Geography
  • History
  • Business
  • Major events incorporate
  • Books and authors
  • Science
  • Awards
  • Company punch lines
  • Top officials of big companies
  • Sports
  • Entertainment
  • Politics etc

This is the complete syllabus of the examination that one has to prepare for the MAT Computer Based Written Examination. There are many books available in the market that can give you a better preparation. Use Online Materials for the preparation. It will cost you less, as well as online books (Pdf form), which are always the latest edition. Well, there is no magic tips to clear the examination, You will have to prepare very well for this. Here I am sharing with you some tips and tricks to prepare for the MAT Examination 2021 that may help you in your preparation. 

Tips and Tricks for MAT 2021 Exam:

The preparation is not gonna be easy. if you are new to the competitive examination. I suggest joining the Coaching institute and learn the basics of competitive examination. You can not crack the competitive examination with the mentality of the Academics examination. In the Academics examination, You get enough time to finish your paper But here that’s not the case. Here, you would have lots of questions but would have very little time. You will need to attend to the maximum questions within a short time. Best Coaching Institutes always prepare the candidates with different mindsets and teach them some tips and tricks that are very helpful in the examination. 

Well, Here I am not promoting Coaching Institutes, It is completely up to you, How you want to prepare for the examination. Most of the Coaching Institutes are just out there to grab your money. Be very serious and take the decision very wisely while you select the coaching for your preparation. if you want to prepare at home. You can do so as well, While you prepare at home, the Internet will help you a lot throughout your preparation. There are many YouTube channels that give complete knowledge about the preparation of the MAT Examination. Here are a few common points to remember while you prepare at home:

  • Start with the Easiest Subjects, It will boost your morale. 
  • Choose One subjects in which you have good command and you can mark the maximum correct answer in that. 
  • Give time to each subject. 
  • Solve the Previous year of the Sample paper as much as you can. 
  • Appear for the mock test. There are many Coachings that conduct online mock tests. 

Prepare well for the examination. The competition is too much in every field. The exam might be easy but the competition is very tough. It is hard to beat the competition. prepare yourself very well and get your dream college through MAT.  

FAQS For Management Aptitude Test Exam Details 

Is there any age limit to appear for MAT Examination?

No, A candidate from any age group are eligible to appear for the MAT Examination.

What is the full form of MAT?

MAT stands for Management Aptitude Test.

How many subjects are there in the MAT Syllabus 2021?

One will need to prepare five subjects for the MAT Examination 2021.

Is there any negative marking in the MAT Examination 2021?

Yes, There is negative marking in the MAT Examination. 1/4 marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

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